Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Brandon Durant

Fr., LB, 6-0, 205, Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove HS)

Active and athletic linebacker who helped lead his team to the state playoffs four straight years … Won 1st-Team All-State and team MVP honors after notching 182 tackles, 6 tackles for loss and 3 sacks as a senior in 2010 … Also won 1st-Team All-District and All-Area honors as a senior as well … Recorded 162 tackles as a junior, including 9 tackles for loss and 3 sacks, while he made 85 stops as a sophomore … His team reached the state playoffs each of his four years with the varsity, including during his freshman year in 2007 when they made the title game … Also ran track for Copperas Cove and was a district champion as a junior, after being a regional qualifier as a freshman and sophomore … An accomplished student who also was a two-time 1st-Team Academic All-District honoree … High school coach – Jack Welch … Parents – Donald & Grace Durant … Wants to study in MU’s School of Business … Lists hobbies as going to movies, hanging out with friends and playing games … Chose Mizzou after receiving recruiting interest from schools such as Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Baylor and Texas-El Paso, among others.